Specialist II, QA Computer Systems Validation

Gaithersburg, MD, US
Jun 03, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.


The Quality Assurance Specialist II, Computer Systems Validation (CSV) is responsible for ensuring compliance of EBSI's global and multi-site computerized systems, to EBSI's global Computer Systems Standards and in alignment with applicable GxP guidance and regulations, including GAMP5, 21 CFR Part 11 (US) and EU Annex 11. These activities include Quality oversight of global and multi-site projects that include computerized systems.


Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Review, assess and approve (as applicable) CSV related materials for all global Computerized System projects
  • Review, assess and approve (as applicable) CSV related materials for all multi-site Computerized System projects
  • Apply Global GxP requirements as part of a pragmatic validation strategy for global systems
  • Monitor, manage and revise as needed, the Global Quality Computerized System Standard
  • Establish and enhance the relationships between IT, IT CSV, and business units, through collaboration, respectful challenge, and ability to strongly support QA decisions
  • Develop and deliver CSV education and awareness materials, to enhance site level awareness of Data Integrity requirements, and associate accountabilities
  • Participate, as needed, in QA related audits of computerized systems, both internal and external.
  • Continually monitor the effectiveness of the IT CSV program, and recommend optimization opportunities as identified
  • The QA Specialist II will provide CSV guidance to the sites and will provide CSV education and awareness for corporate and sites, as needed.
  • Responsible for providing recommendations to improve and optimize the EBSI CSV strategy

The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management's assignment of essential functions.


  • Education : Bachelor's Degree in biological or computer science, or equivalent experience in a Pharma/Biologics environment

  • Experience : Minimum of 7+ years of pharmaceutical experience with specific experience applying 21 CFR Part 11 and EU Annex 11 requirements, along with broad working knowledge of other GxP and ISO regulations and guidance, specifically related to Computer Systems Validation

  • Knowledge : Demonstrated experience in GxP best practices in a pharmaceutic/biologics environment, Global Data Integrity requirements, and/or computer systems compliance

  • Skills :
    • Ability to prepare effective reports and present to management
    • Ability to critically evaluate data summaries and conclusions
    • Proficient in all MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
    • Ability to identify and challenge CSV deliverables that do not meet standards, and recommend alternative approaches/solutions
    • Experience with software as a service (SaaS)

  • Abilities :
    • An established record of successful project support for CSV, employing proven risk-based CSV principles and practice
    • Practical experience with Computer Systems Validation practices and principles.
    • Ability to think pragmatically, and apply regulatory requirements to an optimal validation strategy

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce. Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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